School Nurse

Full Time @ Hamilton International School Sector: Medical, Healthcare & Pharmacy
  • Doha, Qatar View on Map
  • Date Posted : October 27, 2022
  • Salary: Negotiable
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About the job

Purpose of Role

The Nurse is responsible to oversee the function of the School First Aid Unit by promoting health and safety, including actual and potential health problem intervention; case management services; records and database maintenance.

To act as first responder in medical emergencies.

To have an in-depth knowledge of nursing best practices with a high degree of professionalism to support the whole School.

The Nurse will provide quality health care support to the school and will be part of the pastoral care team for students.

The role requires a happy, welcoming, and caring disposition, excellent communication and organizational skills and the ability to prioritize multiple tasks. The Nurse will be a supportive, co-operative team member who shows initiative and a willingness to improve processes.

ISP Principles

Begin with our children and students. Our children and students are at the heart of what we do. Simply, their success is our success. Wellbeing and safety are both essential for learners and learning. Therefore, we are consistent in identifying potential safeguarding issues and acting and following up on all concerns appropriately.

Treat everyone with care and respect. We look after one another, embrace similarities and differences and promote the well-being of self and others.

Operate effectively. We focus relentlessly on the things that are most important and will make the most difference. We apply school policies and procedures and embody the shared ideas of our community.

Learn continuously. Getting better is what drives us. We positively engage with personal and professional development and school improvement.

ISP Nurse Key Responsibilities

Performs and/or oversees mandated screenings and completes referrals and follow-up where applicable.

Supporting and assisting in the daily operation of the nursing office, and the general maintenance of the health and welfare of staff and students

Assessing and treating students’ medical complaints and record keeping

Initiation, implementation, and maintenance of procedures/protocols following Professional Guidelines

Providing annual audiometric and vision and BMI screening service to students’

Keeping an up-to-date diabetic register and reminding parents to send snacks and diabetic kits with their children

Overseeing sports tournaments and events, liaising with PE coordinator of list of visiting students with medical concerns and arranging appropriate support

Putting up appropriate health information displays on bulletin boards around the School and running information sessions for staff and students’

Working in close partnership with the Social Worker; identifying and supporting pupils at risk and making referrals for guidance and specialists’ care when necessary.

Orientation for staff, students, and parents.

Regular check-ups for lice, height weight, follow up with Ministry regulations in that regard, Taking immediate measures when severe health conditions occur.

Overseeing immunization/survey programs run by the health departments and ensuring compliance with all statuary, and legal requirements under the directive of the Qatar Supreme Council of Health and other legislative bodies

Liaising with field trip leaders/team co- coordinators. Checking nature of trip, time and location and preparing first aid kits as per nature of the trip e.g. include vinegar if going to the beach

Updating list of students’ medical conditions/allergies and personal students’ medication (EpiPen’s, insulin etc.) to go with the team leaders

Reminding the parents of students who require daily medication to send the medication in a zip lock bag with name of the student, name of medication, dosage, and time to be given

Preparing a supply of Panadol, Ibuprofen, Benadryl, spare Ventolin Inhaler and reminding team leaders to call parents if any medication is to be dispensed

Supporting children with medical needs like asthma, diabetes, epilepsy, etc.

Provides health education information directly to individual students, groups of students, or classes or by providing guidance and consultation about health and promoting health, with a specific focus on:

  • Exercise and healthy eating
  • Dealing with stress
  • Mental health and well-being, including depression and bullying
  • Drug and alcohol abuse and smoking

Skills, Qualifications and Experience

Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing

At least 5 years of working experience

Valid Nursing License from the Ministry of Health at State of Qatar

Updated First Aid Training & Child Protection

Up to date knowledge and compliance to Ministry of Education, Ministry of Health, Local Municipalities and or other relevant Ministry Directives/Laws

Background/experience preferred in pediatric nursing, community health nursing, critical care nursing, medical-surgical nursing and/or emergency room nursing.

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